He may not be hosting again this year, but Steve Martin still has an Oscar presence, one that tweaks his own background a little (he did write an autobiographical play called WASP) and the rituals of Hollywood awards season a lot.
On his official Twitter feed, @SteveMartinToGo, he has begun counting down the days leading to that highest of Hollywood religious experiences. Here are his passion-week tweets so far. They’re edgier than Martin’s usual comedy. At last, a really good reason for Twitter. I'll keep following:
@SteveMartinToGo Through Oscar High Holy Week, I will be tweeting the traditions of our religion.
Oscar Palm Sunday: The Triumphal entry of celebrities past regular diners at the Palm steakhouse.
Oscar Holy Monday: The Ceremony of the Borrowing of the Jewels.